Pickford Film Center is expanding K-12 education initiatives by continuing to create new programs that serve our community, and build a new audience of future filmgoers. We are grateful for the generosity of individuals and foundations, whose support makes these programs possible.


In October 2014 in conjunction with our annual Doctober film festival, Pickford Film Center started Doc-ED, a program which now provides the entire Bellingham public middle school population (2,400 students) with educational documentary film screenings at no cost to their schools or guardians.

Media Literacy

In the Fall of 2015, Media Literacy courses were added to our docket of educational programming, and were made available to 240 middle schoolers. Media Literacy, by definition, gives our students the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media, giving them the tools to understand and interpret the hundreds of media messages that bombard them daily. Media literacy workshops are now available to classes of all grades as
well as parent, teacher, and community groups.

Guerilla Film Project

The Guerilla Film Project, a popular three-day film-making competition for high school students has been offered every year over President’s Day Weekend for the last 11 years.

Film Festivals and Series

PFC hosts the Bellingham Children’s Film Festival in March, which features family-friendly films as well as special school screenings, related art projects and an ice cream social. PFC also offers special screenings of National Theatre Live and Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen plays to high school and university classes, and the cinema is available to schools for field trip rentals year-round.

For additional information about educational programming, please contact Education Outreach Coordinator, Lucas Holtgeerts.

Landfill Harmonic Class Trip

“Media Literacy Comes to Bellingham”, Media-inc.com

Thank you to those who supported PFC’s Education Fund in 2016:

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Mary Redman
Hafer Family Foundation
Robert H Fergus Foundation
Whatcom Community Foundation
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Karen Christensen and Christopher Paterson
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